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Monarchy of Uganda

Monarchy of Uganda
Coat of Arms of Uganda
Queen Elizabeth II
Details
Style Her Majesty
First monarch Queen Elizabeth II
Last monarch Queen Elizabeth II
Formation 9 October 1962
Abolition 9 October 1963

Between 9 October 1962 and 9 October 1963, Uganda was an independent constitutional monarchy with Elizabeth II as its queen. Uganda shared the Sovereign with the other Commonwealth realms, including the United Kingdom. The monarch's constitutional roles were mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Uganda. The royal succession was governed by the English Act of Settlement of 1701.

The monarchy was created by the Uganda Independence Act which transformed the Uganda Protectorate into an independent sovereign state.

The monarchy was abolished when Uganda became a republic within the Commonwealth with a president as its head of state. However, the new Ugandan state was deliberately not referred to as a republic, and the constituent native kingdoms (such as Buganda) continued in existence.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Uganda in 1954, and as Head of the Commonwealth in 2007.

Monarch
Portrait Name Birth Death Monarch from Monarch until Consort Heir apparent
Queen Elizabeth II 21 April 1926 9 October 1962 9 October 1963 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Charles, Prince of Wales
Titles
Elizabeth II
9 October 1962 – 2 November 1962
By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith
2 November 1962 – 9 October 1963
By the Grace of God, Queen of Uganda and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth
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